Oct 14, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
fact that they create an environment that allows the private sector, men and women who start businesses, to it you'lly create the jobs that we all seek. here's the important point. there is a no-difference theis time around, because what happened is the awful, deep, structural recession. we are slowly but surely crawling our way out of a mess that took years it to get into, and he we certainly are not going to solve in the matter of a couple of months. that is why politicians who make promises are so disingenuous yus. that is why politicians who promise jobs are so dangerous. and that is why politics who promise jobs should be ignored. in the european union, we have unemployment over 11% and it is rising. that is the true disgrace of politicians and jobs. >> the difficulty, though, is when they both think the same, both sides make the same promises and you get stuck in the pickle you're in. >> but i heard you, ali velshi, maybe she can find the moment when you promise this, you promised that if one of those political promises were broken, i think you said you'd wear a dress.
Oct 13, 2012 10:00am PDT
wants in the tax environment you were just talking about. yes, he most likely would be. however, ali, bill clinton wanted big things in his second term. george w. bush wanted big things. both were hobbled politically, lewinsky scandal in clinton's case and the iraq war in president bush's case. we don't know yet. we know he'd come toll table looking to go big. what would the congress look like? the president would be thinking big, the question is, can he get big? >> yes, that's a good question. ron is the assistant managing editor for "time" magazine. good friend of our show. what does unemployment look like in 2016 if president obama wins? >> it will be ticking down no matter what. i think if he was able to get through some of the big jobs plans that he's been talking about, an infrastructure bank as you mentioned, really focus on manufacturing, help the resurgence that has been happening, i think we could go down to 6% or maybe lower. it's all about bringing congress together. it's not just about the president as we've seen in the first term. it's going to be very important if he's